What to See and Do

Visit the hand-built, 19th-century of home two remarkably industrious and influential families who have made their mark on Minnesota’s identity.

Tour the house

Costumed guides will lead you through the home while they share stories of the Mayo and Cosgrove families who lived here before founding the Mayo Clinic and the Green Giant Company, respectively.

Tours begin in the nearby Mayoview History Center, featuring a short video, displays on the Cosgrove family, and Green Giant memorabilia.

Visit “The Mothers”

A powerful statue titled “The Mothers” stands outside the Mayo House. Don’t miss this work of art, sculpted by another famous Minnesotan, artist Paul Granlund.

Stop by the park

Take a break and enjoy the outdoors at the small park next to the Mayo House.